MTB Tour of Guernsey 2024

MTB TOG '24


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This years Tour of Guernsey is all about the racing. No gimmicks, no need to dig out the fully rigid bone rattler, no rain (well we can wish).

7 Stages of action, some old favourites and a chance to race around the new Ronez trail all rounded off with a the presentation BBQ at the Last Post on Sunday 21 July.

Sunday 14th July 9am Stage 1 Enduro (U12 & U10 Mini xc) - Pleinmont / Pomare / Houguette
Monday 15th  July 6pm Stage 2 Short Track XC - Pomare
Tuesday 16th  July 6pm Stage 3 Downhill - Pleinmont

Wednesday 17th July - REST Day

Thursday 18th July 6pm Stage 4 Skills Test - Thorntons
Friday 19th July 6pm - Stage 5 - Underground Hospital Head to Head / TT
Saturday 20th July - Stage 6 - Ronez - Dup Hill 

Sunday 21st  July 9am Stage 7 XC - Pleinmont MX Track 

You don't need to do all the races but only riders starting every event will be included in the overall classification.

There will be the following categories
Under 10
Under 12
Under 14
Under 16
Sport Women/Men
Veteran Women/Men
Senior Women/Men
Expert

Entry fee is £30 Adults/£20 Under 12's

Prize-giving party & BBQ Ticket £15


TOG News & Results

TOG NEWS 2024


Stage 1 Results 

Stage 2 Results

Stage 3 Results 

Stage 4 Results

Stage 5 Results

Stage 7 Results


2022 Results - Click here to view 

Stage 1

Stage 1 of the 2024 TOG is Enduro, this comprises of 3 rally style stages that we’ll ride blind (no practice runs).

Sign on is at La Pomare at 9am, where you’ll collect your race number & timing chips, you’ll hold on to these for the week.

At 9.30am we’ll divide the riders into 3 groups based on category and tackle the stages in a different order.

Riders will be timed on the stages only but will be required to pedal between them and return to the start after completing all 3 stages (1 run of each) within 2 hours, so you can ride between stages with your mates. Details on the specific stages are below.


Stage 2 

Stage 2 is Short Track XC at La Pomare

Utilising different routes to the previous day's enduro, the Short Track XC is a fast and furious circuit race with a mix of single track and farm track with plenty of overtaking opportunities in a short duration race.  

Stage 3

Stage 3 is Downhill, timed runs on the Pleinmont DH course but with slightly mellower set up suitable for XC bikes. A good opportunity to make up time for those with technical expertise and DH experience. 

Stage 4

After the traditional Wednesday night rest day, the TOG returns with a stage that rewards skill over fitness, the Skills test will take place on 3 timed sections with technical skills put to the test. Put your foot down and you'll incur a time penalty. Riders set off in groups of four and will "mark" each other.  

Stage 5

Stage 5 returns to an old favourite but with a new twist. The Underground Hospital Head to Head - TT. Pairs of riders racing each other to from the Last Post to the entrance to the Underground Hospital. Then a blast through the tunnel in the dark!  

Stage 6

For the last time ever! The final opportunity to race to the bottom of the quarry, deeper than it's ever been and with some special twists. Start on the MTB trail around the rim, drop down to the very bottom then a power climb back to the top, DH nerves of steel and a fast descent will give an advantage on the climb back out, mountain goats might be able to climb faster but can they descend. 

Stage 7

The 2024 TOG will finish with a long course XC around the Moto X track, surrounding fields and technical parts of Pleinmont headland. Glorious if its sunny, challenging if its wet!  It's a fitting end to a great week of racing where you can really earn your beer and bbq at the Last Post! 

TOG RULES

1. You must finish the TOG on the bike you started on, including group sets, components and tires. If you damage your bike or a component beyond repair, changes will be at the discretion of organisers. 

2. Bike swaps are not permitted during a stage. If your bike becomes unrideable during a stage you must either DNF or finish the stage by pushing or carrying your bike. 

3. All other rules of racing that can found in the GVC Handbook on the GVC website.

4. To be eligible for overall trophies you must attend the pre-race briefing at Stage 1, you must ride every stage, and you must be present for the stage podium, if you are a category leader you must wear the leaders jersey to race. 


Leaders Jersey 

If you are wearing a leaders jersey, please wash it after you have raced in it 

and ahead of the podium presentations the next day.


Categories

There will be the following categories

Under 10
Under 12
Under 14
Under 16
Sport Women/Men
Veteran Women/Men
Senior Women/Men
Expert